My daughter enjoys having crop tops of various lengths so I frequently modify the crop top to different lengths based on what she’s feeling like that day.
I typically have three different lengths I go to for my daughter. She currently wears the size 7/8. These lengths are the normal drafted length, shortened by 2.5 inches, and shortened by 5 inches. I use the same piece, I just fold it to remove the length.
Here are the three different lengths cut out with the front and back bodice pieces. The lemonade is the standard length according to the pattern, the watermelon is 2.5 inches removed and the be kind print has 5 inches of length removed.
I decided I wanted to try making a version that didn’t have a lined bodice, with a hemmed neck and sleeves. I know those sound like a lot of changes, but I knew it would turn out okay.
First to adjust the bodice, I mashed the Sunny Day Dress with the Watch and See Dress.
Upcycling – there are oh-so-many reasons to do it! It is eco-friendly, good for the wallet, and most importantly, fun! I'll focus on the fun part of this experience: the Sewing!
Stripes are one of my favorite fabric patterns to use, and one of the things I love doing is cutting it on the bias and to create a chevron. It’s flattering to the figure and a nice change from the straight across (or up and down) look.
One of the trickiest things about the process is cutting the pattern pieces so the perfect align when assembling your project. Today I’m going to share with you how I tackle it.
Hello everyone, my name is Maggie. I am a stay at home mom and have the sweetest, smart, fun (I’m sure all parents say that about their kids) 4 year old daughter. I absolutely love sewing for her. This is my first post for Ellie and Mac and I couldn’t be more excited.
It’s Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. That means pools, beaches, BBQs and swimsuit season. I don’t know about you guys, but one of my favorite things to make for my daughter is swimsuits. There is something so magically amazing about the look on her face when she sees a new swimsuit. Maybe because she knows we are going to the pool, hahaha. But I’ll take it.